Master of Applied Science (By Research)

La Trobe University

This program offers numerous research opportunities in health sciences. Areas of research expertise include: health systems policy and management; mother and child health; sex, health and society; human communication sciences; musculoskeletal research; nursing and midwifery; rehabilitation and injury prevention; physiotherapy; occupational therapy; orthoptics; podiatry; prosthetics and orthotics; dietetics and human nutrition.

Course Fee:

International: $74,000

Entry Requirements:

Satisfactory completion of La Trobe University's combined Bachelor/Master's degree with a minimum weighted average of 70 per cent across graded subjects in years three and four (or equivalent part-time years); or satisfactory completion of La Trobe University's graduate entry Master's degree with a minimum weighted average of 70 per cent across graded subjects; or Bachelor degree in health, or equivalent professional qualifications and experience with a demonstrated capacity to successfully complete higher degree research through evidence of one or more of the following research-related achievements: successful completion of research methods coursework; successful research grant applications; participation in a substantial research project; peer-reviewed publications; conference presentations; professional reports or clinical guidelines; product development; policy development or implementation; and two academic referee reports.


The course includes four online coursework subjects, which provide training in foundation research skills. These may be waived for students who have completed an Honours degree or equivalent.

Subjects you can Study:

Health sciences

Further information:

Semester starts anytime if the requirement for coursework is waived. Students who are required to undertake coursework must start in January.

Who for:

Graduates who wish to pursue research within the health sciences

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00115M

Related Careers:

Health Promotion Practitioner,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info Yes Full time 2 years
Albury-Wodonga No info Yes Full time 2 years
Albury-Wodonga No info Yes Part time 4 years
Shepparton No info Yes Part time 4 years
Shepparton No info Yes Full time 2 years
Bendigo No info Yes Part time 4 years
Bendigo No info Yes Full time 2 years
Melbourne No info Yes Part time 4 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

Provider CRICOS: 00115M

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